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4 Major Things That Define the Luxury Lifestyle in Naples

Along with luxury homes in Naples, there’s so much that defines the luxury lifestyle in Paradise Coast. Our city offers some of the finest experiences in dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation. At the same time, luxury living in Naples means warm Gulf breezes, sugar-soft sand between your toes, swaying Royal Palms, and sunset strolls along pristine beaches. Naples is embodied in these four major things:

4 Major Things That Define the Luxury Lifestyle in Naples

Just so you know, Naples was voted the Safest Place to Live in the U.S in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report. This year our city was also among the Top 3 Best Places to Live in the U.S., and #6 in the Best Places to Retire in the country.

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So, back to those four things that define the luxury lifestyle in Naples. Let’s talk:

    1. Upscale shopping for sophisticates
    2. Restaurants for the refined
    3. World-class golfing, right in your backyard
    4. Iconic Naples Pier and Beach

Thing #1. Upscale Shopping for Sophisticates

Chic shopping is in store along historic Third Street South in Old Naples. This iconic thoroughfare that stretches through the heart and soul of Naples is lined with coconut palms and peppered with charming beach cottages and mansions. Along its route, you’ll find some of the most high-end shops that exist within the Naples city limits, and they’re sure to appeal to the sophisticate in you. Such shops include:

Marissa Collections
1167 Third Street South
(239) 263-4333

Marissa collections carries the classiest in couture, and the fanciest in fine jewelry. The store, with its vibrant pink facade trimmed with white balconies and columns is nearly as elegant as the garments and jewelry it houses. This luxury fashion boutique, which is family-owned and operated, carries curated designer apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and other accessories for both men and women. Expect to find fashion designers like Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, Oscar de la Renta, and Dolce Gabbana. In its jewelry gallery you can choose from pieces by Sidney Garber, David Webb, Foundrae, and Irene Neuwirth.

J. McLaughlin 
The Camargo Building
1209 Third Street South
(239) 435-0888

When you’re looking for relaxed, flattering garments in cheerful hues that will brighten any mood, be sure to stop by J. McLaughlin’s. Founded in 1977 by brothers Jay and Kevin, this retailer of American sportswear for men and women has been a fixture on Third Street South for over 20 years.

Thing #2. Restaurants for the Refined

Divine dishes await at one of Naples’s many fine dining establishments along Third Street South where you are sure to satisfy your sophisticated palate. Sea Salt is a restaurant of great merit.

Sea Salt
1186 Third Street South
(239) 434-7258

Chef Fabrizio Aielli and his culinary team strive to orchestrate memorable dining experiences. This means you get to enjoy an exquisite “experience of your choice” through a daily-changing contemporary seafood menu of fresh catch from dayboat fishermen, as well as seasonal, organic, and sustainable ingredients directly from local farmers. In 2020, Aielli was voted Best Chef by Naples Illustrated Dining Awards. You get to enjoy the flavorful delights of this classy establishment any day of the week.

If you take a stroll along Fifth Avenue South, you’re sure to be hypnotized by the mouth-watering aromas wafting from its many restaurants, including the savory temptations at Vergina.

Vergina Restaurant
700 Fifth Avenue South
(239) 659-7008

If you’ve got a taste for Mediterranean cuisine with a spicy side of live entertainment, make sure you pay a visit to Vergina Restaurant. This establishment serves up authentic Mediterranean that centers on Italian cuisine. You may choose to dine within the restaurant’s soaring coffered ceilings, or opt for an open-air experience. With tasty food and live entertainment, you’re sure to have a memorable experience. And remember, every Thursday is Ladies Night!

Thing #3. World-Class Golfing, Right in Your Backyard

Whether you’re a golf enthusiast who loves to spend an afternoon on the greens for a competitive round with friends, or a casual player who needs a Mulligan or two before wrapping things up at the 19th Hole, you’ll find that there’s no shortage of homes with golf access in Naples and Southwest Florida—over 150 golf communities, in fact. These neighborhoods often include estate homes and single-family residences, as well as attached and detached villas, and condominiums. There are even “bundled golf communities,” which means that golf, or a social membership, is included in the purchase price of the residence.

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Thing #4. Iconic Naples Pier and Beach

Naples Pier is the city’s enduring landmark that wows visitors and residents alike with sweeping ocean views as it juts out adjacent to sugar-soft beach sands that embody the lifestyle and thriving spirit of Naples.

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